Badminton: Indonesia set to host Asian leg of badminton Tour

PETALING JAYA: With Malaysia out of the running with its borders closed, the All-Indonesia Badminton Association (PBSI) have hinted that they could host the two proposed Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour legs in Asia in November.

In the revised World Tour calendar released last Friday, the BWF listed Asia Open 1 (Nov 10-15) and Asia Open 2 (Nov 17-22), both with a US$1mil (RM4.17mil) prize purse, as among the five tournaments to salvage the circuit which was suspended since the completion of the All-England in mid-March.

While Denmark will hosts the first two legs next month, the destination for the two legs in Asia, as well as the season-ending World Tour Finals in December, have yet to be determined.

Denmark will proceed with plans to stage the US$750,000 (RM3.12mil) Danisa Denmark Open from Oct 13-18 with the Denmark Open 2, carrying the same prize purse, set to follow from

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Qatar to host 5th leg of FINA World Cup in October 2021

Elwanda Tulloch

The International Swimming Federation (FINA) has announced that Qatar will organise the 5th round of the Swimming World Cup 2021 during the period from Oct. 21 to 23 in 2021. Swimming World Cup 2021 will comprise of six legs. The first Cluster of the 2021 season will be held in Singapore and China’s Jinan in September with final dates to be confirmed soon. The series will then move to the second cluster as Berlin and Budapest step in to stage the event from Oct. 1-3 and Oct. 7-9 respectively.
The third and final cluster will be staged in Doha from Oct. 21-23 and finally in Russia’s Kazan from Oct. 28-30. All the stops of the 2021 World Cup will be competed in 25m pool and are qualifying events for the postponed FINA World Swimming Championships 25m to be held in December, 2021.
FINA had recently decided to cancel the 2020

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